Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Mother's Perspective

RYAN HAD HIS FIRST CHEMO TREATMENT. SINCE THE AREA WHERE THE POWER-PORT WAS INSERTED IS STILL SO SWOLLEN THEY HAD TO GO INTO IT FOUR TIMES BEFORE THEY COULD GET CONNECTED. BY THE TIME HIS NEXT TREATMENT IS HERE, WHICH IS IN TWO WEEKS, IT SHOULD BE DOWN WHERE THEY CAN DO IT WITH NO MORE PROBLEMS!

HIS HODGKIN'S IS IN STAGE TWO. IT IS IN BOTH SIDES OF HIS NECK, BEHIND HIS BREAST PLATE CONNECTED TO HIS LUNGS AND UNDER HIS LEFT ARM.

HE ALSO HAD HIS BONE MARROW TEST, WHICH DID NOT GO ACCORDING TO PLAN. THE DR. HAS DONE 3,000 TO 5,000 OF THESE TESTS, BUT HE TOLD RYAN THAT TODAY WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT ONE THAT HE HAS EVER DONE. IT TOOK THE DR. THREE TIMES TO GET INTO THE AREA BECAUSE RYAN'S BONES ARE SO STRONG (HARD) AND THE DR. COULD NOT GET WHAT OR WHERE HE NEEDED TO BE.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, RYAN SAID THAT TODAY WAS A VERY LONG AND PAINFUL DAY FOR HIM...ONE THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO EVER GO THROUGH AGAIN.

EACH OF YOU HAVE SHOWN US SO MUCH LOVE AND COMFORT THROUGH YOUR CALLS, VISITS, CARDS AND PRAYERS. Offering to pray for someone can be the most genuine and loving thing you can do for another person. WE HAVE FELT SO LOVED BY ALL OF YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR ACT OF LOVE. ”

God said, “Love one another.” AND THAT There is no greater thing THAT SHOWS genuine love than to pray for those whom we love. IN THE BIBLE Paul often instructs about the importance of praying for others. I TOLD RYAN THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR HIM...HIS RESPONSE WAS "GOOD, I'M GLAD BECAUSE I REALLY NEED THEM, MUM"!


THANKS TO EACH OF YOU FOR FAITHFULLY PRAYING FOR RYAN (AND ALL OF US). THIS IS CERTAINLY A TEST THAT NONE OF US WANTED TO TAKE, HOWEVER, IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN AND MUST BE DONE. WE ALL KNOW THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL AND IS LISTENING AND HEARS ALL OF YOUR/OUR PRAYERS.


TRUSTING AND PRAYING,
BRENDA~

4 comments:

The Marklund's said...

We pray every day! We are looking forward to hearing a good report! Thank you for the updates!

mommy of four! said...

still praying for you here in carbondale, PA

Samantha said...

Praying for Ryan in TN.
Hugs and blessings to your precious family.

Nishant said...

Thank you for the updates!
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